The group, whose name was later shortened to OTV, was made up of: Anton Gordon (from London), Matt Johnson (from north Wales), Daniel Pearce (from Kent), Keith Semple (from Larne, Northern Ireland), and Jamie Shaw (from Cardiff).
Their debut single, “Sacred Trust/After You’re Gone”, went head-to-head with Girls Aloud on December 16, 2002, for the Christmas number one spot. One True Voice lost out to the girls and had to settle for the #2 position. The group’s manager, Pete Waterman, has speculated that the show was fixed against OTV, but has not said how.
One more Top 10 hit followed, in the form of “Shakespeare’s (Way With) Words”, in June 2003, before the members disbanded. Since then, Matt auditioned unsuccessfully for The X Factor in 2004 and Keith has reformed his pre-OTV band, the Keith Semple Band. Jamie has dabbled in a bit of TV presenting on local Welsh television.
Edited by TylerSymes on 1 Dec 2013, 08:17
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